The best candles 2021 has to offer pull double-duty. Not only will they make hibernating inside during the worst of the winter feel like a bona fide retreat, they’ll also bless your space with the same type of intangible mood for much less dough than some vintage Scandinavian furniture. These days, a fantastic-smelling candle is apt to be as handsome as it is fragrant—choose the right one and it’ll look equally swell perched on a coffee table piled high with impressive design tomes as it will nestled in an especially feng shui-ed corner of your living room.
To help you pick you crib’s new signature scent, we went deep on the very best candles 2021 has to offer, from big-name candle brands you know and love to indie operations cranking out small-batch soy wax that could go whiff for whiff with their most luxurious competitors. (They happen to make for pretty perfect, hassle-free holiday gifts, too.) No matter which way your olfactory tastes skew, one of these will have your quarters smelling like a den of sensual pleasures—even if you have two roommates. Here’s 21 of our favorites you can buy right now.
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